A Low Humidity Weekend

Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Retro Air Ship Propeller’s

It feels so nice outside – as I write this last night I was in front of the open window and it was so very nice – low 70’s outside and to be down to 58 degrees Sunday morning.  It will be jeans and t-shirts kind of day – I’m not sure when I had jeans on last – I live in my capri’s at this time of year.

I will be joining the hand stitcher’s  today for Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Tweety Loves Quilting.

I have the newest (2nd) block ready for the Retro Air Ship Propeller and got started on it last night.  This is a very easy block to stitch – yes even with the slight curves.  The lower right corner is done – I shouldn’t place it on a piece of white flannel as the neutral color doesn’t show up – I need to look and see if I have a plain color flannel to put in my box.


The bird on the Postage Stamp border was stitched while I enjoyed the porch weather yesterday and I need to cut out more flowers for the next cluster.


And quilting on the Final Frontier from Friday night.


I have put the hexies aside for a couple more weeks I think while I work on the Postage Stamp border.  I think the only way I will concentrate on that border is to just work on it until it is finished.  Enjoy your weekend!!

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27 comments… add one
  • Deb Sep 11, 2016

    I like the new airship. I have my second one started…..the weather is to cool down here today, finally! 🙂
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      I doubt I will be able to do only 2 of these blocks a month but we will see – what size block did yours end at?

  • Gretchen Sep 11, 2016

    I’m glad I inspired you to work on the postage stamp border again. It is very pretty. Blessings, Gretchen
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      Gretchen I am so glad you inspired me to get off my duff and get this border finished!! I just put it aside one day and didn’t get back to it.

  • maxine Sep 11, 2016

    Stitching on the porch… so envious… and this morning it is 55 degrees here in Wichita KS…My arugula is up but struggling in its little container… tiny but organic. Seeing progress on the Postage Stamp is always interesting. Nice that you and Deb can share your airship work.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      it is 60 here this morning and destined to be a nice day here – I think I might get more sewing done on the porch today in between yardwork!

  • Deb Sep 11, 2016

    Oh, how I would love that weather! Your projects are all looking great. Yes, sometimes things need to be put aside to get another project done. As for me… must go outside now and till the garden before the temps are too hot for me to be out there (90’s+).
    Enjoy that weather.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      we will be back and forth with cooler days now that it is mid September – the hot days will be gradually disappearing

  • Kathleen Sep 11, 2016

    The weather is perfect, isn’t it Love it and like you I can’t remember the last time I was in a pair of jeans. You ask what size my Retro Air-Ship ended up and the one I just made is 10″ unfinished. I’m planning on making another one today to see if it remains 10″ For some reason I thought the pattern I’m using was suppose to be 10″ finished.
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      I think my blocks will be closer to 9 inches finished, I will see how this second one finishes and then decide how much to make sure they all trim down to.

  • Swooze Sep 11, 2016

    Your postage stamp border is going quickly! I laughed to myself when it seemed like there were only stems then a few days later there were two clusters almost done! As you show me time and again bits of time add up quickly in our stitching we just have to do it.

  • Cynthia Brunz Sep 11, 2016

    Fall has started to arrive here in the PNW too. The cooler weather is so appreciated. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with Oh Scrap! I love those propeller blocks.
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  • Vicki W Sep 11, 2016

    I’m looking forward to the cooler weather getting here in a few days!

    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      it is nice, but back to warmer tomorrow 🙁

  • Linda Dutch Sep 11, 2016

    Love following your progress on those ‘propellers.’ It’s a classic block with heaps of potention to make this unique. I think Jen’s worked out at 9 1/2″
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  • CARLA Sep 11, 2016

    Your circle quilt really seems to be coming to life. Kudos to you for tackling that wool border to get it done!
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      yes I really want to get the wool border done and get that quilt top set aside to put on the frame next

  • Kathi Sep 11, 2016

    Karen… so happy you are having a break in the heat and humidity also! We had a break during the week last week.. but this weekend has been hot and humid!! oh well.. I love it anyway and just run more fans to enjoy being outside but not in the sun!!
    I enjoy seeing your new project and you can tell the block is a neutral I think! Looking really fun too! Your little bird on the Postage Stamp quilt is my fave today though! Although it is also a close second to the great texture shot you shared from Friday nite on Frontier! 🙂 Have a great rest of your day and enjoy your weather for me too! lol
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      thanks Kathi – I’m having fun with the wool and need to get some more pieces cut later this evening

  • Robin Sep 11, 2016

    I love the clamshells in your border. So eye catching. Good luck on finishing the postage stamp border soon.

    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      thanks Robin – I’m glad I saw the clamshells from Wendy Williams book she gave such good instructions on how to do it.

  • Alida Sep 11, 2016

    That border with flowers and birds is so cute and fun! Great job with the circles too. Thanks for sharing!!

  • CathieJ Sep 11, 2016

    The cooler weather is supposed to arrive here tomorrow. I can’t wait. Your bird is so cute. I love the propeller too.
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    • Karen Sep 11, 2016

      several more birds will be added like last time – I was going to try to make a bee also and forgot on the last border, maybe this one?

  • Sandra B Sep 11, 2016

    Cooler, less humid here in Virginia today….supposed to stay like this for a few days…hope the forecast is correct….love this kind of weather!! Windows are open!! So nice to have some fresh air in the house….
    Not much sewing for me today….I had pulled out a bunch of fabric last week, looking for one specific fabric I wanted to use for a border….thought I knew exactly where it was…I didn’t (!!!)…..Of course, as soon as I did find it, I remembered that I had moved it!! Oh well….such is life! Now I need to put all the plastic containers back where they were….
    Love your 2nd Retro Air Ship Propeller block….have you decided how many blocks you will do?
    Always love seeing the quilting progress on Final Frontier!

  • Kaja Sep 12, 2016

    On this side of the Atlantic we are desperately hoping we can hang on to summer a bit longer – haven’t had nearly enough sun yet! Your projects are all so lovely – I hope to see the border finished soon and on the postage stamp quilt.
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    • Karen Sep 12, 2016

      after we get to the hot part of summer I get tired of it quickly and much prefer weather a little cooler – but I always like the sun – just not the 85-100 degrees of the hottest part of summer, thankfully we didn’t get that too often this past August.

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